These are a few things I have been enjoying recently. It features my first piece of tartan, and a book I was far too excited to get my hands on. I have not blogged in over a week (which feels like a long time). I find blogging a welcome distraction, however, I have been less productive in other areas. I am still applying for jobs, and I really hope to get one soon.
It was my mum's birthday last weekend, and my sister surprised her by coming down for the weekend. It's was lovely spending time with my mum and sister. We bought her flowers and tickets to see Marti Pellow in Evita. My mum was a big fan of Wet Wet Wet.
My sister bought me a tartan scarf (above), and I'm thrilled to have some tartan in my life at last! It's a beautiful scarf in soft shades of blue, brown and white. It's nice to have tartan in these colours, as a change to the traditional reds and greens. The weather has gone a little dull and bleak recently, so it's just as well I have this darling scarf to keep me cosy.
I have a love/hate relationship with eyeliner. I would love to master the 'cat eye', with the subtle flick of eye-liner in the corner of the eye. Unfortunately, I do not find this easy, and no matter how careful I am, it can go a little wrong. This is when practice comes in, and bloggers tips and tutorials. The Daniel Sandler Long Lasting Waterproof Eyeliner has become a favourite of mine. I use the shade Grey Velvet, a soft colour that is smooth to apply. I'm hoping my eyeliner skills will improve the more I try and master the cat eye look.
I recently ran out of the perfume, Princess by Vera Wang. I decided to go for the popular Miss Dior (below) as my new scent. My dad kindly bought this at the airport, after coming back from holiday. The scent is a delight, it is romantic and feminine. The bottle is very chic, with a vintage appeal. It's a classic scent, that I will enjoy and no doubt repurchase. What is your favourite perfume? I would love to know.
Alexa Chung's tips on how to take a good self-portrait ('selfie'). Let me just refer to a blogger who has mastered this, Eleanor at Eleanor's Corner. I do adore the self-portraits that she features on her blog.
Jane Birkin inspired Alexa Chung 'with infinite outfit ideas and the confidence to dress like a boy but act like a girl'.
Lastly, Alexa Chung's début book 'IT'. This book was written by the style icon herself. It is a collection of illustrations, photographs and musing. 'IT', is no autobiography, nor a book that is going to cause a stir in the literacy world. However, this book gives us an insight into what inspires Alexa Chung, and a few tips along the way. I think this book is like a charming scrapbook, and her doodles and relaxed/witty style of writing, just reflects how down to earth she is. Alexa is not following suit by publishing an autobiography, or a style guide to create her look, but something a little different. This is why Alexa Chung is a style icon, because she does it her way. This book is a fun read, as well as being a gorgeous book to look at. It is a great Christmas present for anyone who is a fan of hers.
Thank you for reading, I hope you have enjoyed. What have you been enjoying recently? Have you read 'IT'?